Advanced Principles and Practice of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

This module explores specialist knowledge, practice and attitudes that underpin enhancing gastroenterology and liver disease by promoting assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation resulting in the enhancement of health care.

Module Learning Outcomes

1. Review the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and related organs.

2. Critically assess and evaluate the underpinning evidence relating to the management of gastroenterology  and liver disease

3. Critically review the impact of psychological, social, economic and political factors on the organisation of services for the patient with gastrointestinal / liver disease. 

4. Critically consider clinical practice / professional accountability in gastroenterology and liver disease

5. Reflect upon values, attitudes and beliefs in the delivery of gastroenterology and liver disease.

Entry criteria

  • Effective registration with an appropriate Professional Statutory Regulatory Body  (PSRB) in health care, such as NMC or HCPC
  • Minimum 12 months post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess BSc (Hons) 2:2 degree award minimum
  • IELTS 6.5 in all criteria


  • Minimum of three years post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess a BSc or 60 credits equivalent at level 6 which must include a research module (or equivalent)
  • Applicants who fall short of the above entry requirements may use the RPL mechanism to contribute towards the above criteria at the discretion of the Programme Leader



De Montfort University

How to apply

Online application forms and guidance for application process


Key information

Module Category: PCPH
Module Code: 5019
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 7

Module leader

Penny Harrison
T: 0116 201 3854


Semester 2

Fridays from 9am until 1pm.

This course begins on 2 February 2024runs each Friday for 10 consecutive weeks.